Death toll reaches to 25 in Patna boat capsized

Photo related to boat capsized in river Ganga on the occasion of Makar Sankranti near Patna city yesterday.

Patna: With the recovery of four more bodies from the river Ganga today, the death toll reached to 25 in Patna boat capsized which took place yesterday evening.

The shocking incident took place yesterday evening when a boat carrying around 40 people were got capsized near NIT ghat that resulted of missing several peoples.

When media persons asked whether there could be more bodies lying in the river, Principal Secretary (Disaster Management) Pratyaya Amrit told that hopes were fading, but rescue works by the SDRF/NDRF teams were still going on.

All the diseased were returning to Ranighat in Patna from Sabalpur diara (riverine area) across the river after watching a kite festival on the occasion of ‘Makar Sankranti’.

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The boat had been retrieved from the Ganga, the senior official said adding it was intact in one piece.

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